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city because of the modeling photos she took 17 years ago. we'll talk about that, but let's start this half hour with a caffein controversy at a high school out in illinois. four students suspended for consuming so-called energy mints, and their families are not at all happy. we'll talk to two of those students exclusively in a moment, but first nbc's kevin tibbles has their story. kevin, good morning. >> reporter: hey, matt. well, the students from the pekin high school here in illinois say the suspensions will likely affect their grade and future education, and they say the mints they ate are perfectly legal. it all started when 17-year-old jake walker took these to school. >> i don't feel that i should lose my education over a little mint. >> reporter: they are caffein-in mints, perfectly legal, but to some school officials in pekin illinois they looked like drugs. jake and three of his friends were suspended for eating the mints during lunch. >> this is 2012, and caffein is caffein. i drink soda. jake drinks soda. i didn't see anything wrong with a caffein pill. >> reporter: s
be becoming main stream. they opened up a retail store just recently in new york city devoted to selling the printers. maker bot just released its replicator two. it's a faster model that produces higher resolution products. >> this is our fourth generation machine. >> industrial 3-d printers have been around for decades from printing prosthetic limbs to food. they're getting closer to household use. teachers are starting to use them, too. a program at nyu deployed them in schools. >> they were able to put them out on a table and created a river in the sand table and then flooded the river. what that allowed the kids to do is see how soil erosion works. >> right now, they can only print plastic and a six-inch item can take an hour to print, but they can spur innovation. >> you lost a button, you want to download drivers for your printer and download the new button. >> much cooler than this, right? >> i think so. >> imagine being able to print something like your own shoes in your home. that's pretty interesting. look, it's still expensive. it's still $2,000 to $3,000 to buy one of the on
about the fresh money coming in for the romney campaign. all that plus states and cities turning to gambling to make up budget shortfalls. we'll bring you a new casino opening up in the battleground state of ohio. first let's get you up to speed on the other top stories. andrew, welcome back. >> good morning. it was decision 2012 in venezuela this weekend. hugo chavez has been reelected. he beat out by a 54-45 margin. in 2006, he won by 27 points. swreker to gives chavez a fresh endorsement of his socialist asian world bank saying brace for slower growth. lowest pace of growth since 2001. and that's predominantly due to the region's exposure to china. and finally, a u.s. congressional committee set to recommend blocking china's big telecom equipment maker from expanding in american markets. leaked report says that there are security risks. >> codo we trust the chinese? >> if you were looking there, i would find another vendor if you care about your indiatakellectu property and the national security of the united states of america. >> that report was something. the full report set
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away -- i mean, he's a quarterback in new york city at this point. they made a movie called the 40-year-old virgin, john. i mean, it's like -- i don't know. i'm not mocking it. i'm not mocking it. my unwascle was a priest. a good one. anyway, we can either go with that the point that you you wrote the column that vachlt p debates do matter or you probably want to talk all about the swing state poll that we have. >> well, let me do both because the swing state poll set up the debate. first of all, what we've seen nationally is that mitt romney's vote is coming up. he's he closing on obama. he has taken a one point lead in the state of virginia. we've got obama up one point in the state of florida. but those are essentially tied races. the real key for romney is going to be making some more head way in the state of ohio where we show obama up six percentage points, but that's down from eight before. and we've seen romney elsewhere making progress in places like colorado, for example, where obama had held the lead, but mitt romney was in striking distance and he still is. now, the signific
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